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EPSRC Support by Research Area (Polymer Materials) in Theme (Physical Sciences)

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. The number and value of grants listed below reflects how the theme portfolio is described by this research area.

Please note: some research areas will appear under multiple themes. There is no unique, absolute, relationship between a research area and a theme.

Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
3D Nanoscale chemical analysis: a FIBSEM-SIMS facility optimised for soft and composite materialsBrydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,726,123
A Facility for Cryo-Enabled Multi-microscopy for Nanoscale Analysis in the Engineering and Physical Sciences (Cryo-EPS)Giuliani, Professor FImperial College LondonMaterials 10,294,044
An Electron Diffractometer for Nanomaterial Structure CharacterisationForgan, Professor RSUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 1,856,858
An EPSRC National Research Facility to facilitate Data Science in the Physical Sciences: The Physical Sciences Data science Service (PSDS)Coles, Professor SJUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 4,186,496
Bio-based self-assembled polymers from renewable resourcesHatton, Dr F LLoughborough UniversityMaterials 348,188
Catalytic Chemical Sorting of Intractably Mixed PlasticsBuchard, Professor AUniversity of BathChemistry 404,011
Catalytic Chemical Sorting of Intractably Mixed PlasticsDove, Professor APUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 512,185
CCP5++: Integrating Computer Simulation of Condensed Phases with experiments and data science.Carbone, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 366,829
Chemistry and physics of conjugated coordination nanosheets and two-dimensional conjugated polymersSirringhaus, Professor HUniversity of CambridgePhysics 827,743
Circularly Polarised Luminescent Photography and Lanthanide Complexes for Advanced Intelligent Security ApplicationsPal, Professor RDurham, University ofChemistry 295,444
Coating the cell surface with adhesive polymers: a strategy to enhance cell adhesionArno, Dr MUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 439,788
Electrocatalytic Cross-Coupling Reactions with Heterogeneous Single Atom CatalystsCao, Dr QUniversity of LeicesterChemistry 153,499
Electro-Responsive 4D-Printable Polymer Nanocomposites for Artificial Muscles (PolyARM)Istrate, Dr OQueen's University of BelfastSch Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 465,913
Enabling precision engineering of complex chemical products for high value technology sectors.Brydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,584,600
Extreme deformations of magneto- and electro-active membranes: A framework to model instabilities due to large multi-physics loads in thin structuresSaxena, Dr PUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 335,748
Flexible Hybrid Thermoelectric Hybrid MaterialsMcCulloch, Professor IUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 474,611
Flexible Hybrid Thermoelectric MaterialsNandhakumar, Professor ISUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 609,079
Fundamental Studies of the Drying of Complex Multiphase Aerosol DropletsArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 429,410
Fundamental Studies of the Drying of Complex Multiphase Aerosol DropletsReid, Professor JPUniversity of BristolChemistry 405,634
Harnessing vibration-induced enhancement of transport in functional materials with soft structural dynamicsSirringhaus, Professor HUniversity of CambridgePhysics 6,846,508
High resolution, cryogenic analytical and transfer scanning electron microscope (HR-CAT-SEM)Khlobystov, Professor AUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 1,564,542
Hyperfine Resolution and Advanced Structural Analysis to Enable Next-Generation Molecular ScienceO'Connor, Professor PBUniversity of WarwickChemistry 3,101,722
Insights into Degradable Branched Step-growth Polymers using Transfer-dominated Branching Radical TelomerisationRannard, Professor SUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 763,278
Lignin-based coatings: A novel approach to turn challenges into opportunities for anti-corrosion and anti-wear applicationsZhang, Dr FUniversity of SussexSch of Engineering and Informatics 433,017
Luminescent Conjugated Polymers for Energy MaterialsBronstein, Dr HUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 1,216,002
Materials that unlock light-controlled specific separations to enable sustainable desalination (LUCENT)Lau, Dr CUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 1,348,268
Molecular Photonic BreadboardsLeggett, Professor GUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 7,255,283
Multi-Scale Framework for Quantum Mechanical Simulations of Organic ElectronicsRatcliff, Dr LEUniversity of BristolChemistry 176,268
Next generation anion-exchange membranes (AEM) with covalently-bound antiradical functions for enhanced durabilityMamlouk, Professor MNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 450,190
Novel microcapsule designs and manufacturing processesZhang, Professor ZUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 395,449
Novel microcapsule designs and manufacturing processesCAYRE, Dr OJUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 395,931
Novel microcapsule designs and manufacturing processesRouth, Professor AUniversity of CambridgeChemical Engineering and Biotechnology 397,553
Novel Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for Use as Photonic MaterialsCooke, Professor GUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 356,122
Novel Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for use as photonic materialsMcKeown, Professor NUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 355,840
Novel Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for use as photonic materialsSamuel, Professor IUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 430,748
Olefin metathesis: A route to conjugated metallopolymersMusgrave, Dr RKings College LondonChemistry 450,813
Quantum engineering of energy-efficient molecular materials (QMol)Lambert, Professor CLancaster UniversityPhysics 7,141,698
Realising Functional Cellulosic Bio-based CompositesEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 1,561,994
Shapeshifting MoleculesMcGonigal, Dr P RUniversity of YorkChemistry 1,149,788
Stretching the boundaries; new soft matter systems.Gleeson, Professor HUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 1,631,505
SuperSTEM: National Research Facility for Advanced Electron MicroscopyRamasse, Professor QUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 4,023,848
Sustainable Responsive Hybrid Ionic Liquid-Polymer Gel Electrolyte MaterialsDerry, Dr MJAston UniversityCollege of Engineering and Physical Sci 443,058
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityTitman, Dr JUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 43,315
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityBrown, Professor SPUniversity of WarwickPhysics 2,431,378
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityBlanc, Professor FUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 23,982
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityWilliamson, Dr PTFUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Biological Sciences 51,797
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityAshbrook, Professor SEMUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 30,069
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityGriffin, Dr JLancaster UniversityChemistry 22,420
Thermally Responsive Supports for Enhanced Efficiency in PET DepolymerisationWood, Professor JUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 923,700
Understanding hydrophobic interactions in cellulose nanofibresEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 24,040

Total Number of Grants: 51
Total Value of Grants: £71,468,365

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).